Commercial Border Crossing and Wait Time Measurement at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge

The objective of the research described in this report is to install and implement radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to measure border crossing time and travel delay for commercial trucks crossing from Mexico into Texas at the Pharr-Reynosa border crossing. Delay time for commercial motor vehicles is a key indicator of transportation and international supply-chain performance. The information collected with the RFID readers will establish a baseline and ongoing measurement of border crossing times and delay, and will be processed and disseminated to stakeholders. The original scope of work for the implementation of the technology at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge called for two RFID reader stations (1 in Mexico and 1 on the United States side of the border). After analyzing the layout of the crossing and meeting with stakeholders in the region, it was decided to add 2 more reading locations, for a total of 4 (2 in Mexico and 2 in the U.S.). This report covers the work that Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) developed under the contract with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), which includes the technology implementation, equipment procurement and installation and the data collection and analysis of information collected at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 74p

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  • Accession Number: 01481174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: May 8 2013 1:17PM